NEVER listen to music on my Samsung Galaxy S2 phone, so it is annoying when my battery goes flat and I see that Google Play Music is somehow connected to the net. Like the other Google apps I don't use, I would like to, if not delete the app, at least stop it from running/updating whatever. I did see a similar question somewhere on the site but the recommended settings were not on my phone. Can anyone help please?
It seems that Play Music has come pre-installed on the phone. The only way to disable apps is going to Settings > App manager > All apps > Google Play Music > Uninstall updates > Disable. Every android phone follow the same thing even though terminology used may be different. If you don't see Disable button then you need to root the phone to gain access as administrator.